Efim Pisarenko

Efim Pisarenko
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  • Photo taken in:
    Chernovtsy
    Year when photo was taken:
    1972
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
This is me as a schoolteacher during a physics class. The photo was taken in Chernovtsy in 1972. After university I got a job assignment in a Moldavian village and worked there for two years as a teacher of physics. Afterwards I returned to Chernovtsy. It was hard to get a job there - my Jewish nationality was a problem. I got a part-time job first and then became a full-time teacher of physics. I worked for 36 years. I was also a class tutor, a hiking club chief and a producer of school performances. Besides, I also acted in performances of the theatrical studio at the House of Teachers. There was a lot of work at school that took up my spare time - political information hours, meetings, etc. All children had to go to parades on Soviet holidays. They were bored and didn't want to go there, but they all went if I promised that we would go to the woods afterwards and bake potatoes. Hiking was our favorite hobby. We traveled all over Bukovina. My former pupils still visit me, and we recall our evenings by the fire. I liked children and they liked me in return.

Interview details

Interviewee: Efim Pisarenko
Interviewer:
Ella Levitskaya
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
Chernovtsy , Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Efim Pisarenko
Jewish name:
Moisey
Year of birth:
1937
City of birth:
Gomel
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Teacher/Professor

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1997

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